Although I am going to Northern NM for Christmas. Interested to see how my fwd traction control bonnie does in the snow. Wife wants to take the Grand Cherokee(2WD), but I talked her out of it. no, wait...
I did get the chance to test out the traction control when leaving collage yesterday. I just slammed on the gas in a parking lot and the car hardly spun and just went 5mph. That made me feel somewhat safer
Yea... Tamara and I had to deal with that Winter Storm that hit us on the way back from Montreal / Ottawa. We pulled into a truck stop.. and I decided to have some fun and see how she reacts in snow.. the ground was nicely covered with snow with gobs of room.. took traction control off.. and tried to get the rear end to spin around ( even with parking brakes.. it didn't want to ).. the rear end just follows wherever the front end points to. Kinda dissappointing at first.. but at least I know in an emergency that might be a good thing.. ( It was so easy with my cavalier with the help of Emergency brakes.. ). But then Tamara mentioned about using reverse.. so we had some fun in reverse. Overall... I think the Bonneville out handles my Cavalier in winter anytime ( for at least normal driving.. not drifting around )
97 White SSEI..
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
what'* the fun in that, hotwiring seats is more manly.
i don't have traction control at all (it'* broke and i don't have enough $$ to fix it) but i can spin around by using the parking brake. All i gotta do is hold out the release lever and then use it as a regular brake. cause it locks up the rear. holding down the release helps it to not lock up. when i did this, i got all the way around pretty fast. but i agree, reverse is a lot more fun.